Diagnoses of disruptive behavior disorders
(37.8%), mood disorders (31.8%), pervasive developmental disorders or mental retardation (17.3%), and psychotic disorders (14.2%) accounted for most of those visits.
Risperidone in children with disruptive behavior disorders
and subaverage intelligence: a 1-year, open-label study of 504 patients.
In-the-trenches professionals may not be cognizant of precise DSM-IV definitions and may more frequently use the terms "juvenile delinquent" and "delinquent child." However, it is our observation that parents, teachers, probation workers, and others who work with children and adolescents are generally able to recognize ODD and CD (under the general umbrella of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
) and may refer to these youngsters as "delinquents."
Mota-Castillo is right when he says many of these children ultimately receive other diagnoses, in lieu of (but sometimes in addition to) one of the "disruptive behavior disorders
." However, this is not the case for all children.
BPD patients averaged more psychiatric diagnoses than did patients in either of the other two groups, and they were significantly more likely to have mood disorders, substance abuse/dependence, disruptive behavior disorders
, and anxiety disorders than were the patients without personality disorders.
Maternal depression is one of the most consistent risk factors for childhood anxiety, depression, and disruptive behavior disorders
. However, the researchers said, to their knowledge, this is the first published study documenting prospectively the relationship between the remission of a mother's depression and a child's clinical state.
Anecdotally, the atypical drugs have been linked to favorable outcomes in children with psychotic disorders, which in turn has evoked interest in their use for other psychiatric conditions, including bipolar disorder, autism-spectrum disorders, aggression and disruptive behavior disorders
, and tic disorders, Dr.
Children with disruptive behavior disorders
and subaverage intelligence showed improved scores on a conduct scale after taking risperidone (Risperdal) daily for 1 year, said Jan Croonenberghs, M.D., of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and associates.
In another study comparing 29 children and adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders
to 43 with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a relationship was found between lower concentrations of CSF 5-HIAA and disruptive behavior--particularly aggression, he said.
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Child and Adolescent Screening and Rating Scales for Children, Adolescents, Parents and Teachers.
The literature around children with emerging or more serious conduct problems, commonly referred to as disruptive behavior disorders
, suggests that enhancing parenting and family processes is key to enhancing behavioral regulation and success.
Perceived Parental Rejection was measured with the help of Urdu version of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
were assessed by Disruptive Behavior Disorder
(DBD) rating scale.